Tips For First Time Home SellersPosted on Feb 12, 2020
We all know, purchasing a home is much different from selling one, however both can be an emotional experience. When buying a home, there is generally more eagerness and excitement behind the process, while on the flip side, selling a home typically revolves around quick-moving pieces and maximizing profit potential. The process of selling a home can be complicated, especially if this is your first time doing so! Listed below are a few tips which may apply to first time home sellers, or any seller needing a refresher within the realm of real estate.
Stage Your House to Sell
Staging your home will instantly boost its appeal and selling power towards potential buyers. Get in contact with our experienced agents today for advice on staging your home, as this is an area where real estate professionals can offer extremely valuable insights. Essentially, staging your home perfectly means that it should not feel empty or un-lived in, but it also shouldn’t feel cluttered. The goal is to have every potential buyer envision themselves living in the space. Finding balance is key. Most homes with perfect staging will leave the best impression on potential buyers.
Complete Home Repairs Before Listing
Certain repairs should be done before you begin showing or before the home inspection process begins. If there are issues in your home that you are aware of such as a running toilet, leaky faucet, or water heater that’s on its way out - fix them before listing your house so that potential buyers aren’t instantly turned off about the prospect of buying your home. Of course, not all repairs need to be done - but issues that involve safety or are causing hazards should be on your “must-do” list.
Price Your Home Competitively
The sale price that you list your home for should cast a wide net for potential buyers, which means pricing your home properly from the beginning is extremely important! Price it too high, and it will sit on the market. Too low, and you will lose money, so be sure to do the important research before listing your home. This includes researching comparable sales, market data, and getting in contact with a knowledgeable agent for expert advice about how much your listing price should be from the beginning. Pricing your home on your own is very difficult. Trusting an experienced, reputable and knowledgeable agent such as any of our agents on Team Lassen will ensure you maximize profit and sell swiftly without any headaches.
The process of selling can be emotional and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be if you take the correct precautions to have your home sell fast. By using these tips, you will set yourself ahead of the competition and show potential buyers why your home is the perfect one for them!